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NH House Reconsiders 24-Hour Abortion Waiting Period

 

The New Hampshire House has moved to reconsider passage of acontroversial billrequiring pregnant women to wait 24 hours before receiving an abortion. The billwould also require them to receive explicit information on fetal development.

The bill was sent back to committee because it contains criminal penalties but was not reviewed by the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee as required by House Rules. 

Both Democrat and Republican House leaders supported the move. 

 

Sam Evans-Brown has been working for New Hampshire Public Radio since 2010, when he began as a freelancer. He shifted gears in 2016 and began producing Outside/In, a podcast and radio show about “the natural world and how we use it.” His work has won him several awards, including two regional Edward R. Murrow awards, one national Murrow, and the Overseas Press Club of America's award for best environmental reporting in any medium. He studied Politics and Spanish at Bates College, and before reporting was variously employed as a Spanish teacher, farmer, bicycle mechanic, ski coach, research assistant, a wilderness trip leader and a technical supporter.
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